Saturday, February 28, 2015

St. Patrick's Day Banner Tutorial by Lil' Luna

This St. Patrick's Day banner is one you will proudly display every year! Kristyn at Lil' Luna shares that she has an obsession with banners but confesses that this is her first St. Patrick's Day craft. Great job Kristyn!!! Thanks for sharing with the readers of By Your Hands. For the complete tutorial, click on the banner above.

Visit Kristyn to see all her offerings from recipes, diy's, crafts, and so much more. Simply click on the photo below to stop in. Make sure you give yourself plenty of time. I guarantee you'll be there a while!

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Friday, February 27, 2015

Today's Featured Shop - The Montana Homestead

Today's Handmade Spotlight is The Montana Homestead. Amy has a wide variety of handcrafted candles, wax tarts, one of a kind wax gifts, room sprays, bath salts, soaps and original one of a kind Montana wood signs. Amy uses reclaimed Montana barn wood or wood from a local mill to create her signs making each a unique piece of Montana! To visit The Montana Homestead, click on any of the photos below.

Lavender Fine Soap Wood Sign

Chamomile Lavender Soy Candle

Peter Rabbit Wood Sign

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Handmade Spotlight - Lovely Lavender

Lovely Lavender by Old Farmhouse Gathering team artisans

Enjoy these creations by members of the Old Farmhouse Gathering Team on Etsy.
LAVENDER VANILLA Scented Primitive Grubby Easter Bunny Wax Tarts Melt
BEAUTIFUL HAND PAINTED Porcelain Dish / Perfect Daisies / Lavender Background / White Daisies
Goat Milk Soap Lavender Handmade Cold Process
Laundry Bag, Ruffled, Cottage Chic, Ivory, Peach, Lavender, Fabric Rose, Lingerie Bag
Silver Orchid Afghan 64"x48" Crochet Acrylic Washable Handmade Black Grey Lavender Chunky Thick Soft Primitive Decor
Lavender Sage Fizzy Foot Bomb
Crochet Strand Scarf - Blue Green Lavender
Spring Time Bunny, Welcome Sign with Bunny, Tole Painted and Framed in Purple, Hand Painted on Black Screen Framed in Reclaimed Wood Frame
2 PETER 1:5-7 --- 8 X 10 Hand Written Calligraphy Art Print PIF (Pay It Forward) Destash Bargain Bin Sale Periwinkle Purple Lavender Lilac
Easter Egg Ornament Made From Ribbon
Dorrie-Part of the Easter Mouse Collection of felt mice by Warmth
SOY Candles 4.00 off list  price
Crochet Hat - for Newborn Infant - Lavender
Airbrushed Lavender Flower 1911   Vintage Congratulations Postcard
Prim bird pillow tuck~ Vintage Quilt~ Tweet Tweet~ Lilac~ purple~ floral- Christmas present~ birthday present
Wedding Card Box Birdhouse with Heart Carved Tree

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Kidz Korner - Ladybugs From Egg Cartons

How cute are these ladybugs? Your little ones will have a great time crafting these and putting them around the house. Great way to recycle those egg cartons too!

For complete instructions, just click on the photo above! Amanda of Crafts by Amanda has pages of great crafts ideas for kids as well as adults. You'll certainly want to follow her blog to keep up with the latest crafts, DIY and tutorials.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Needles-n-Pins Stitcheries: Crocheting Tutorials

I know everyone is waiting for Spring and so am I, but I thought maybe we could work a little longer on crocheted scarves and hats. I know up here in the north country we only have a few months that we don't wear these so they are very popular. I do a lot of crocheting in my spare time (as if I have any of that! LOL!) and I make sweaters for Knits For Kids and have for a few years. 

So for those of you that would like to get some new patterns for scarves and sweater I surfed the web and found these for you. :)

Here is a pattern and tutorial from Classy Crochet for a diamond lattice chain scarf. It looks very pretty and actually I have made these before and once you get it going it is pretty easy. :)

Well I am sure some of you crocheters use Red Heart yarn, as I do with my sweaters for the kids, so I thought I would show you this pattern from Red Heart.

Crochet hats are becoming more and more popular or at least they seem to be. I know ladies up here wear them a lot. I know one of the popular one's are the slouch hat. Over at the they have this pattern that looks pretty good. If I liked crochet hats to wear I would try making one of these, but I don't wear hats. :)

Then let's not forget the kids hats! You can make such cute designs for them. This one from Ravelry is so cute. Makes me wish my grandkids were little again. 

So while you are still sitting in the snow and wondering if Spring will ever get here, just use that time indoors and make a scarf and hat. :)

Get that crochet needle out and happy sewing. 

Colleen :)

Monday, February 23, 2015

Colors of Spring Celebration

The Old Farmhouse Gathering team on Etsy is having a Colors of Spring Celebration. To see all they have to offer, click on the graphic above. You will not be disappointed!!!

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Sunday, February 22, 2015

Spring Decorating

I'm not sure where you live in the world, but in Northeast Pennsylvania, it feels like we live in a deep freezer! So.....Over the next few weeks, we will be bringing a few spring decorating ideas to help get through the last leg of winter.

To kick start this series, here's a beautiful, rustic spring mantle posted by Alice of Thoughts from Alice. To see how Alice put together her mantle vignette, click on the photo above. Alice also has lots of great ideas, printables, DIY and so much more. We know you'll be spending lots of time visiting.

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Saturday, February 21, 2015

Skinny Leather Bracelet Tutorial

For three easy ways to create these skinny leather bracelets, you'll need to stop over and visit Elsie and Emma. They are two sisters who together own A Beautiful Mess which is a women's lifestyle company.

For a complete tutorial complete with beautiful photos as well as links to purchase materials, click on the photo above.

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Friday, February 20, 2015

Today's Featured Shop - Keepsake Designs by CMM

Cindy  of Keepsake Designs by CMM has been making jewelry for many years. She has a great eye for detail and loves working with lampwork beads, crystals and charms.

Purple Glass Lampwork Necklace

White and Pink Roses Lampwork Necklace

Beaded Lampwork Bracelet

Cindy has a shop full of beautiful jewelry. To see all that she has to offer in her shop, just click on any of the photos above.

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

Handmade Spotlight - Bring on Spring

Bring on Spring

Primitive Spring Chicks Primitive Chicks Yellow Up-Cycled Cashmere set of 3 OFG Team
50 Strung Round Wood Beads ofg Coordinating Colors Yellow, Pink, Purple Bohemian Bead DIY Supply Jewelry Supply Craft Bead Bracelet Bead
Vintage Little Wide Mouth Yellow Bird Pin Cushion
Decorative Pillow Pink Bloom Flowers Girls  - Ready to Ship
Lacey Jane Woolgatherings Pink Ladies Swatchette OFG PFATT
All Cotton Bright Yellow Crocheted Soap Bag, Soap Saver or Cell Phone Holder
Amethyst Dusky Purple Wool Needle Felted Acorns
Stock Pot, Vintage Yellow Enamelware Pots and Pans, Soup Pot
Prim bird pillow tuck~ Vintage Quilt~ Tweet Tweet~ Lilac~ purple~ floral- Christmas present~ birthday present
Pot Holders Lemon Yellow Quilted Set of 2
Primitive Easter bunny peeps tuck bowl fillers
Yellow Mustards  Wool Felt Blend Color Bundle--8 Color  Pack
ACEO Orig Watercolor Purple Pansies
Rustic Centerpiece Purple Silk Flowers Galvanized Bucket for Rustic Wedding Centerpiece or Rustic Home Decor
Happy Easter Candle Mat - Easter Table Topper - Easter Eggs Table Mat - Flowers - Purple Plaid - Hand Stitched - Home Decor
BLACKBERRY TEA Tea Time Note Card Royal Albert Crown China Teacup & Saucer Gold White Purple Pink Green Lavender

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Kidz Korner - Metal Embossing

This is a great craft for Kidz of all ages! Suzy at Suzy's Artsy Craftsy Sitcom has posted a wonderful tutorial with lots of pictures and free designs you can use to teach and create with your kids. Even the grownups can get in on the fun!!

Click on the photos above for the complete instructions for metal embossing.

Suzy even has a video posted by Mona of the Craft Klatch to help get you started on metal embossing today!

Lots more posted on Suzy's site! Make sure you sign up to have her episodes delivered right to your inbox.

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